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The Source Magazine Remembers “Baby Chris” Lighty Eight Years Later

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Just as sad as the news was on this date eight years ago, Hip Hop mourned the loss of longtime Violator Records founder “Baby” Chris Lighty after he was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Chris became the most influential hip hop manager through his management and marketing imprint, Violator, […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Chris Lighty’s Violator Records Releases ‘Violator: The Album’ 21 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, the management company and label imprint Violator released their first compilation album entitled Violator: The Album. Showcasing the management team’s star-studded talent roster, this album is full of rarities making it a must-have for any self-proclaimed “Hip Hop head.” For those out of the loop, Violator was a multi-dimensional […]